This submission by the Smith Family to Jobs Queensland on the future of work in Queensland to 2030 concerns children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds most at risk of missing out in the future, on the benefits of work, unless they have access to...
This report argues that in the face of rapid changes to the labour market, the world needs an open platform for employment and training. A global effort, like the one that built the International Space Station in the 1990s, could provide the funding and critical...
The Department of Education and Training has recently released higher education enrolment statistics for 2017. These show a striking increase in the share of commencing overseas students to all commencing students for all Australian universities from 26.7 per cent in 2016 to 28.9 per cent...
This report provides a snapshot of the ties between the fossil fuel industry and Australian universities. These ties could create a serious conflict of interest or bias when it comes to decisions around fossil fuel divestment, potentially jeopardising universities’ own endowment investments by failing to...
This IRU discussion paper makes the case for a coherent tertiary education system that ensures each person has the opportunity and incentive to get the vocational and higher education qualifications, skills and knowledge to which they aspire.
This report argues that the international student industry in Australia is in a precarious state because of its high dependence on overseas-student fee revenue and because current enrolment levels are not secure.
The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Education and Training’s design and implementation of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Student Loans program.
This report calculates that Australia could add more than $50 billion to its annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by improving educational outcomes for students in regional, rural and remote areas of the country.
This report covers an evaluation of Core Sector Support (CSS) between New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and the Cook Islands Government (CIG). The driving focus of the report is to allow the Cook Islands Government to take ownership of the Cook...
The Ministry of Education, Education New Zealand, and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority are seeking input from the international education sector and individual providers on lifting the percentage rate of the Export Education Levy (EEL). The minister is required by the Education Act 1989 to...
This report examines how socio-economic status (SES) scores are calculated for non-government schools, which informs the base level of taxpayer funding they receive. The report recommends technical changes to one element of the formula used to distribute funding for non-government schools and systems, based on...
This report argues that the 'Gonski 2 Review' into Australian schools failed to fulfill its terms of reference to examine the evidence regarding the most effective teaching and learning strategies, and to provide advice on how the extra federal government funding for schools should be...
Education Minister, Chris Hipkins, has released this final draft of the International Education Strategy 2018-2030, and is encouraging New Zealanders to have their say through an online survey and sector meetings. This strategy takes a broad look at international education and its role in an...
This audit tested a sample of grants provided to non‑government schools under all major schemes, and found that the NSW Department of Education consistently allocates and distributes grants in line with its methodology.
Catholic schools say they're losing money under Gonski 2.0, but this is only true for schools serving students in affluent areas – those in poorer areas will either be unaffected, or get more.
The Indonesian government hopes to develop a ‘world-class’ education system by 2025. However, numerous assessments of the country’s education performance suggest that it has a long way to go before it will achieve that goal.